◇ Junko Nakai, Fumi Kondo, Mariko Suzuki, Ekuko Ono, Tomoko Aramaki,
and Tetsuya Morii ◇
A role-play book for those at the end of beginner-level Japanese.
"I've studied sentence patterns, but I still can't use them
well to communicate" is something we sometimes hear from learners
of Japanese, and it is for these people that this book of role-plays
has been made. Comprising 22 chapters covering such subjects as
'Refusing an invitation from one's teacher,' 'Applying for a part-time
job on the phone,' and 'Practicing for an interview,' the text covers
the many situations and scenarios the overseas student in Japan
will come up against.
Without having the teacher present the expressions required for
the various situations in advance, the students from the beginning
practice the role-plays by themselves, then change the scene and
do the role-play again, thereby improving their usage of the relevant
expressions as well as their communication ability. Through using
the 'Kizuki Sheets' at the front of the book, the class as a group
can become aware of what type of language and expressions are necessary
in the given situations.